En engelsk textad bok om Bohus stickning innehållande beskrivningar.
Knitting in the Bohus Tradition.
And the women who drove this Swedish cottage industry.
Eloquent colours and patterns made the handknittes sweaters from the Bohus workshop in Sweden world-famous for more than half a century. Now, for the first time, original designs, pattern swatches, and adaptation of sweaters and accessories are presented with permission from the estate of the workshop’s founder, Emma Jacobsson.
The Swedish Bohus Knitting period was a halcyon one in the history of knitting. Extraordinary designers were drawn to this cottage industry established by Austrian-born, Emma Jacobsen. Upon Emma’s death, the collection of mesmerizing patterns were in danger of disappearing until Wendy Keele – making numerous trips to Sweden to meet with the remaining designers and with the founder’s daughter – gathered together the original charts in this lovely book.
Bohus patterns are unlike any other traditional motifs; they are more like landscapes or impressionistic paintings, realized with very fine wool. Try one of the caps to begin with, and see how gratifying this type of knitting can be.